An excellent introduction to overnight backpacking! This course focuses on trip preparation, navigation, map & compass, camp-craft, route planning, hazard awareness, equipment selection and proper clothing in a hands-on, practical approach. The evening seminar gives you an opportunity to plan the weekend, learn about the equipment needed and ask questions; and, your two days in the field stress skill development rather than distance traveled.
- Important Note:All courses include an evening theory and planning session on the Tuesday evening prior to the weekend field session. This session will cover important parts of the Course content and will help to ensure you are properly prepared for the weekend field trip.
If you have a group that wants to do this course together, Private Custom programs can easily be arranged as well on dates of your choice, please contact our office for more details by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maximum 8 people per class
- This course provides an excellent introduction to overnight backpacking! The emphasis is placed on making sure that everyone will be comfortable planning and leading their own overnight backpacking trip by the end of the course.
Key topics covered include:
map & compass use
camp-craft tips and techniques
route planning fro on and off-trail travel
hazard awareness for hikers and backpackers
equipment selection and proper clothing
The pre-trip evening seminar gives you an opportunity to plan for the weekend with your Guide-Instructor; learn about the equipment needed; and, ask questions. For a positive learning experience, your two days in the field stress skill development rather than distance traveled.
All skills are covered in a hands-on, practical approach that will keep you busy and learning while still having fun! Backpacking is a safe and easy activity - and this course gives you an excuse to start!
- The equipment required for the Overnight Backpacking course is listed here:
Backpacking Gear list